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Privacy Policy

 
The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (WMMGA) is committed to protecting your privacy. We have designed our website (www.wmmga.org) to allow you to visit most areas without identifying yourself or supplying personal information. For those areas where you are requested to provide identifiable information, we assure you that it will only be used to support your relationship with WMMGA.

What information do we collect?

 

On some WMMGA web site pages, you may request information, which requires a response. We may ask for information when you register for a service or event, or complete our online forms or order products from us. Therefore, we may need your name, email address, phone number, credit card number, etc. in order to fulfill your request. We may also use that information to provide you with additional services or information in which you might be interested.

 

Disclosure

 

We do not disclose your personal information unless the following conditions are met: You provide to us a specific written consent, or we are required by law. Be assured we do not sell your information with any individual or group outside of WMMGA. Your personal information is only used for the purpose it was collected.

About "Cookies"

When browsing a web site, a cookie identifies only your computer browser. Under no circumstances can a cookie identify you as an individual to this or any other site. Any cookie set on your computer by WMMGA is used for the sole purpose of identifying you as a return site visitor, and is not shared with any other website. This allows certain areas of our site to function and it allows us to identify general information and respond with internal programming improvements based on preferences or interests you have indicated while visiting the site. If you would rather not take advantage of the benefits made possible by cookies, most browsers allow you to reject them or to choose which cookies to accept. For further information about cookies, please refer to the U.S. Department of Energy, Information Bulletin, I-034: Internet Cookies.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. High-level encryption ensures protection when providing sensitive data such as credit card information and forms that request personal information. We have also put in place managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Choice/Opt-Out

Although many users appreciate receiving newsletters, e-mail or other information, we recognize the importance of providing you with the option to decline. At any time, you may contact WMMGA by e-mail and advise that specific communications be discontinued. Please specify which items you wish discontinued and include your e-mail address.

How you can correct your information/inaccuracies

To meet the Fair Information Practices as defined by the U. S. Government, inaccuracies in personal information may be corrected by sending e-mail or postal mail as described above. Changes will be acknowledged by the same method as the change request.

Contacting the WMMGA website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact the Webmaster by e-mail: webmaster@wmmga.org.

Privacy outside the WMMGA website

Once you click to another website, this WMMGA Privacy Policy no longer applies.

Image reproduction

Any reproduction of the images on www.wmmga.org is prohibited. Images may not be photocopied, scanned, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system of any nature or used on the Internet.

Other

While we maintain every effort to be as accurate as possible, WMMGA is not responsible for typographical errors on this site.

 

Website Terms and Conditions


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

Copyright
The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of WMMGA. The collective work includes works that are licensed to WMMGA. Copyright 2015, WMMGA.
 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order, attending an event or for informational purposes from www.wmmga.org. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use as indicated previously.

Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by WMMGA. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.
 
Trademarks
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of WMMGA used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of WMMGA.
 
Warranty Disclaimer
This site and the materials and products on this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, WMMGA disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. WMMGA does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. WMMGA does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
 
Limitation of Liability
WMMGA shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if WMMGA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
 
Errors
In the event that a WMMGA product or event is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price (or date), WMMGA reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product(s) & event(s) listed at the incorrect price or with the incorrect associated calendar information or taxes (or lack thereof). WMMGA reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, WMMGA shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.
 
Termination
These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by WMMGA without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.
 
Notice
WMMGA may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to WMMGA.

Miscellaneous
Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Massachusetts, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of WMMGA products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. 
 
Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of WMMGA products and/or events) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. WMMGAs failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. WMMGA may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
 
Use of Site
Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a WMMGA/www.wmmga.org or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.
 
Participation Disclaimer
WMMGA does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, WMMGA is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, WMMGA reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to WMMGA in its sole discretion.
 
Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WMMGA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers, licensors and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.
 
Third-Party Links
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, WMMGA may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with www.wmmga.org, WMMGA has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of www.wmmga.org. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, WMMGA seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not wo
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